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Premature Birth Disrupts Brain Development
2013-05-21 09:15:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time, researchers have employed a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth. The study, led by researchers at King´s College London´s Center for the Developing Brain, reveals that the disruption of these specific processes can have an impact on cognitive function in infants. The new techniques developed for this study will...

Premature Babies Can Benefit From Massage
2013-05-16 06:05:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many adults turn to massage therapy for stress relief, but new research published in the journal Early Human Development suggests that some pre-term infants forced to spend time in newborn intensive care units (NICU) could also benefit from muscle manipulation. Pre-term infants (preemies) are typically born under-developed and with an immature autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls the body´s stress response and...

2013-05-05 23:03:12

Mothers and newborns often share a strong connection immediately following birth. However, if those babies are taken into the NICU, and the mothers are unable to move around the hospital, that connection is no longer possible. Henderson, NV (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 Almost instantly after birth, a strong connection is made between a mother and her newborn child. However, for many new moms, that bond is not always a possibility due to the fact that many infants are taken immediately to the...

2013-05-02 23:02:01

Mark Schulhof, CEO, and Quadriga employees in eight states will March for Babies to help end birth defects. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Quadriga Art, LLC, a global direct marketing company that transforms the image and bottom line of businesses and nonprofit organizations, is taking up the challenge to help eradicate birth defects in a corporate-wide commitment to “march for babies” in eight different states. “Every baby deserves a healthy start to life, and our...

2013-05-01 16:30:33

Children's signature event has raised more than $15 million since its inception in 1992 MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 people filled The Historic Milwaukee Road Depot on Saturday, April 27 and raised more than $2.2 million for The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the largest neonatal program in the region, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minnesota's largest obstetrical center. The event broke a...

2013-04-29 16:31:09

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The EvergreenHealth Foundation raised $1.2 million at this year's 12(th) annual gala to support families served by EvergreenHealth's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with expanded space and innovative technology to care for critically ill and extremely premature infants during their vital first hour of life. More than 700 community leaders, leading physicians, and local executives joined together at the "Essence of the Sea" gala held at King...

2013-04-20 23:02:19

Sprout shares some of their most popular healthy products to support a good cause. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 The March of Dimes in St. Cloud, MN hosted an April 13, 2013 event for one of their biggest fundraising efforts, The March for Babies. March for Babies is a day of remembrance to those who have lost babies in the NICU. Although Sprout did not have an operator in the Saint Cloud area, they still wanted to help in any way possible and decided to do so by sharing their...

Lullabies Have A Soothing Effect On Premature Babies
2013-04-15 13:21:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) in New York City led a study published in the journal Pediatrics that found premature babies find lullabies soothing. The new study, which involved 11 hospitals, found that premature babies can benefit from live music, whether played or sung. The researchers found that live music helped to slow the infants' heartbeats, calm their breathing, improve sucking behaviors, aid sleep and...

2013-03-28 16:25:05

COLUMBUS, Ga., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parent Advisory Council at The Medical Center is the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Society of Directors of Volunteer Services (GSDVS) "Best Practice Award." The award, which honors new, innovative and unique volunteer programs in the areas of Community Outreach, In-House Programs and Fundraising, was announced at the 2013 GSDVS Annual Conference March 19-20 in St. Simons, Ga. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130328/CL85469LOGO )...

2013-03-04 23:08:54

Future tools should build on success of current scores to improve care for vulnerable infants, according to U-M research published in Pediatrics Scoring methods commonly used to evaluate Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU) are inconsistent, according to new research from the University of Michigan. The research published last week in the journal Pediatrics compared 10 well-known scores that have been developed to evaluate NICUs. The researchers found more differences than similarities....